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NBC
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
. >>> the second inauguration of barack obama. he came here four years ago amid high hopes and great expectations. the second time around, there will definitely be a different feel to this year's inauguration. >> i, barack obama, solemnly swear -- >> when he first took office, he carried the hopes and dreams of millions that voted for him. electrified the packed crowd on the national mall. >> i stand here today humbled by the task before us. grateful for the trust you have bestowed. mindful of the sacrifices born by our ancestors. ♪ >> the mood in washington that night, ecstatic, as the new president and his beautiful wife, celebrated a victory for the ages. the new administration was the toast of the town but storm clouds were hovering, a recession and financial crisis gripped the country with unemployment soon to hit 10%. a bailout of some financial giantings a giants and the auto industry and a massive stimulus plan. he did push health care reform through congress. a big win for him. >> the bill i'm signing will set in motion that reforms that generations of americans have fought for and mar
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
inauguration of barack obama. he came here four years ago amid high hopes and great expectations. but the second time around, well, there will definitely be a different feel as he takes the podium and in gnawing rated four more years, delivers his speech. many will be watching to see where this nation goes the next four years. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> he carried the hopes and dreams of the millions who voted for him. excitement, wonder and passion electrified the packed crowd on the national mall. >> i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our an seft ors. >> the mood in washington that night ecstatic as the new president and his beautiful wife celebrated a victory for the ages. the new administration was the toast of the town. but storm clouds were hovering. a recession and financial crisis gripped the country with unemployment soon to hit 10%. a bailout of some financial giants and massive stimulus plan occupied his early days in office. but against heavy opposition, th
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 10:30am EST
we will take you back four years ago when president obama delivered the inaugural address. we will have a roundtable discussion in about 20 minutes with two former speechwriters for george w. bush and bill clinton. all of our coverage and behind the scenes photographs are available on our website c- span.org. let's take you back to january 2009. [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. yet, every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. at these moments, america has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 12:30pm EST
. and that is, obama fatigues. three years from now, people will be writing columns about obama fatigue, just as they did about clinton fatigue and bush fatigue and reagan fatigue. franklin roosevelt only gave 30 fireside chats in 12 years. he understood instinctively the dangers of overexposure. he also controlled the media to an extent that modern presidents could not hope to. host: looking back, fdr broke the unwritten code of serving more than two terms. wetoday's modern age, could have more than two terms for any president? you worked for ronald reagan. if his health was better, of third term? guest: i doubt it. he talked about it after he left office. he was going to campaign for appeal of that amendment. he thought the american people should be able to vote for anyone wanted to vote for. it is very difficult to imagine after eight years of office -- we've used up our presidents. that is why this string of two- term presidents is really so unusual. we have a string of one-term presidencies before that. that became the norm. host: let me share with ronald reagan said in january of 1987.
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
people fill ed the national ball four years together hear barack obama's first speech. and then, he was talking to a country full of hope that he could get america back on track this year, americans are divided how thing russ going in a country. a new cnn research poll lays it out. 49% of things believe things are going well in this country. 49% believe things are going well. 51% believe things are poor. no president faced the public this bitter at the start of a second term. president bush -- presidents bush, clinton, reagan, all had higher numbers when it came to americans' confidence and how things are going in this country. so joining me now john avlon, he's senior political columnist at "newsweek" and the daily beast and his much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much better half, cnn political contributor, margaret hoover, who is my secret girlfriend. >> i thought cyndi lauper was your secret girlfriend. >> you are my secret girlfriend since i hosted "in the arena" one night, we fell in love. >> a beautiful thing. i'm not going to touch it. >> you're comfortable. >> don't t
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
to bill clinton, george bush. and that is, obama fatigues. three years from now, people will be writing columns about obama fatigue, just as they did about clinton fatigue and bush fatigue and reagan fatigue. franklin roosevelt only gave 30 fireside chats in 12 years. he understood instinctively the dangers of overexposure. he also controlled the media to an extent that modern presidents could not hope to. host: looking back, fdr broke the unwritten code of serving more than two terms. he was elected to four terms. in today's modern age, could we have more than two terms for any president? guest: great question. >> you worked for ronald reagan. if his health was better, of course, would he have run for a third term? guest: i doubt it. he talked about it after he left office. he was going to campaign for appeal of that amendment. he thought the american people should be able to vote for anyone wanted to vote for. it is very difficult to imagine after eight years of office -- we've used up our presidents. that is why this string of two- term presidents is really so unusual. we have a stri
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
on record, 7 degrees. there will be differences between the obama 2009 and 2013. four years ago, the crowd estimate was nearly 2 million people. there is a big parlor game about whether the crowd estimates on the mall are ever accurate. but nearly 2 million. now they are saying between 600- to 800,000. and there are a series of other things. and the money. four years ago, the obama administration, the obama campaign raised $53 million for the inaugural with personal contributions, all capped at $50,000 or less and there was disdain expressed by the administration about taking corporate money, et cetera. all of those conditions have been lifted. they are taking corporate monet and $50,000 cap has been lifted and it's smaller. they don't expect to raise $53 million, making it easier to raise, they are saying between $40 to $50. so there is a smaller nature. that's historically consistent. inaugural speeches tend to be over hyped and anti-climactic, and the second one, even more so. >> thanks. >> a look back at the president's first term and a look ahead, when we come back. >> this is fox new
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am PST
the fashion statement she made four years ago, alina cho takes a look back. >> first lady michele obama. >> when first lady michele obama walked out on stage in that memorable white gown by jason wu, overnight, the designer became a household name. >> so take me to that moment, where she walked out. >> i was screaming at the top of my lungs. that's me. >> who will be the lucky one four years later? >> it's really brilliant what she's done in keeping a secret i have to say. in the previous administrations while there was always interest in what the first lady wore, there was never this kind of red carpet moment. >> reporter: sources close to the process say what started out as a 20 designer field for the inaugural gown has whittled down to two. two designers who have a shot at worldwide fame. so who are they? likely a new york based designer and quite possibly one who is emerging versus a established. around thanksgiving, designers submit sketches. garments are made. there are fittings and more fittings. the gowns are actually shuttled back and forth between new york and d.c. and because
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
. president obama sworn in for a second four years something 16 presidents before him have done. private ceremony in the blue room fulfilling the requirement that presidential terms begin on january 20th at noon. it kicked off a two day celebration that will bring hundreds of thousands of people back to the national mall for the president's inaugural address. we'll break down what we expect him to say. i'm eric shawn and welcome to a brand-new hour. >> i'm arthel nevil. a crowd up to 800,000 people expected to witnesses the public swearing in. his speech expected to layout his vision for the second term and where america needs to go. ed henry has more. ed, this time it went off without a hitch. i don't know when sasha was hugging him, you did it, you didn't mess up. >> reporter: it was funny because it was flawless. you remember what happened four years ago because chief justice roberts tried to memorize the oath. he wanted to make sure he got it right. he had his notes. it was rare because normally a president has events in bigger rooms like the east room, this is more intimate affair.
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
the divisive four years in office, president obama says he wants to find common ground with lawmakers. now there is a new fox poll out on the president's attitude toward congressional republicans. we'll show what it says. >> eric: new details in the four day hostage crisis involving oil workers that terrorists were armed to cause maximum destruction. questions today and serious questions about al-qaeda and the group and the siege. we'll have a live report coming up. [ male announcer ] with over 50 delicious choices of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant ♪ many hot dogs are within you. try pepto-bismol to-go, it's the power of pepto, but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. >>. >> arthel: fox news alert. new video coming in from the scene from the bloody scene in the desert involving americans. video of the aftermath of four-day hostage crisis at a gas planted showing charred wreckage of vehicles some with bullet holes. we're seeing for the first time what is believed t
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 11:00pm EST
organizer. you know, for years obama said i'm still a community organizer, just at the national level. well, this was the one qualification that i think obama brought to the administration if you can even call it , liquification. he was a community organizer. he was a darn good one. absolutely. he was known by his fellow community organizers as the masters of agitation. this is important because this is the essence of how he views the world. obama bucha into a community, and he would identify an enemy for that group, for that community and she would stoke their animosity, fuel let and really generate this thanks to come anger and even hatred to get and while everybody is all riled up hating some organization or person or whatever he focuses their attention on, she ran through his agenda. no discussion, no need for any debate or discourse, that was all based on distract everybody, get them focused on some entity and then ran through whenever he wanted. that is exactly what he has done at the national level. for the past four years, they're has been no philosophical back-and-forth. no dynamic
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
wants to know. a look at michelle obama's fashion through the years. what do we want to build next ? that's the question. every day. when you have the most advanced tools, you want to make something with them. something that helps. helps safeguard our shores. helps someone see through a wall of fire. helps those nowhere near the right doctor stand a chance. ... feeling in the extremities ? no. technology can do that. who can tell me the third life cycle stage of the frog ? it can take a sick kid to school. nathan. tadpole. and help ensure a constant supply of clean energy. the things we build share one belief. that the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions. powerful answers. verizon. >>> welcome back to our special edition of "cnn saturday morning." i'm randi kaye. glad you're with us. first lady michelle obama is a champion of healthy eating, a tireless advocate for exercise, and a baroness of fashion. who better to talk about that than fashion photographer nigel barker. you may know him when he was a judge on "america's next top model." now he's the host of "th
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
voters helped sweep president obama back to power for another four years. democrats scored more than twice as many latino votes as republicans did. nick valencia looks at what this means for the next four years. >> in 201, the sleeping giant woke up. more than 70% of latino voters supported barack obama, propelling him into a second term as u.s. president. and for the first time in the history of u.s. elections, latinos made up a double digit porths of the electorate. 10%. but the win for democrats was not as easy as it looked. says "usa today" columnist and latino vote analyst raul reyes. >> during his first term, there was a lot of anxiety among the latino community because it seemed like he had forgotten about his promise on immigration. meanwhile, there were record deportations going on, breaking up families. >> while obama may not have been entirely to keep his word on reform, it's the words used by republicans when discussing the imintegration issue ta may have been their undoing. voters from nevada to florida told cnn suggests like self-deportation by mitt romney hurt the repu
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 9:30am PST
around the obama girls might be hardener the next four years. >> peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history yet common in our country. with a simple oath we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings. as i begin, i thank president clinton for his service to our nation. [ applause ] and i think vice president gore for a contest conducted with spirit and ended with grace. ♪ [ female announcer ] he could be the one. soulmate. husband. loving father to your children. but first you've got to get him to say, "hello." new crest 3d white arctic fresh toothpaste. use it with these 3d white products, and whiten your teeth in just 2 days. what will a 3d white smile do for you? new crest 3d white toothpaste. life opens up when you do. i love the fact that quicken loans provides va loans. quicken loans understood the details and guided me through every step of the process. i know wherever the military sends me, i can depend on quicken loans. i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain t
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 12:30pm EST
is not the only one in the spotlight for the past four years. we have seen sasha and malia obama grow up right before our eyes. malia is now a high school freshman and her little sister, sasha, is in her first year of medical school -- not medical school. middle school. she didn't grow up that fast. >> maybe one day. >> maybe. never know. she's smart enough. nbc's kristen welker is live at the white house with a look at the first daughters. hello, kristen. >> reporter: hey, alex. well, good afternoon. it is amazing how much they have grown, though, and those who know the family well say these next four years will bring new challenges and some new perks. >> and now, the president of the united states. >> reporter: the night belonged to their father. but when malia and sasha stepped onto the stage at grant park election night it was hard not to marvel at how much they had matured. >> even i was struck on election night this year just seeing how much they have grown from four years ago. >> reporter: they were so young when they moved into the white house. sasha just 7 and malia 10. now at 11 and
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
this hour with president obama officially getting for four more years. his first term is now over, one for the record books and second one is just now beginning. president sworn in for the second term by chief just john roberts. ed, this time went off without a hitch. >> reporter: four years a little bit of a hiccup when roberts couldn't quite remember the oath. he had tried to memorize it. this time he brought note cards. he got it right. the president was teased by one of his daughters about him getting it right, as well. this as you say was history. 16th president to win election to two consecutive terms and be sworn in. now, they have all the ceremonial swearings tomorrow. this more intimate friend in the blue room, family and close friends. amid all the constitutional moments there was also a light family moment where a dad got to talk to his daughter, take a listen. >> thank you sir. [ applause ] >> i did it. all right. thank you everybody. >> reporter: i did it, he said and sasha said you didn't mess up. vice president biden got to try this out first very early this morning. rea
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am EST
prison obama done a good job. the cigarette with a man -- it was taken 24 years to do things that he had done things a year back. -- it will do things for him to do things a few years back. host: this is based on an interview that she joined us with that we took on friday forces spent was a of is the program. a new york times reporter writes that -- could you have a constructive dialogue with david keene, and others from the nra? this is going to be a real hearing. we have urged senators on both side of the hearing to be there. yes when not doing this -- he talked abut the agenda. i do not need the extra work for the sake of -- i want a real hearing. i hope we have a real dialogue. host: you can watch it in its entirety 10:00 eastern time, 3:00 eastern on the west coast. we will give you a front row seat to the inaugural ceremonies as we show you pictures from about washington. the are bibles are leo of past ceremonies and you can check of various camera angles as well on c-span. we will have a visual page 4 we will give you the behind-the- scenes photographs. this is the scene from the
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am PST
address. when barack obama appeared four years ago the country did not know him, the beginning of his presidency. now for bet he and worse people know him. they know his strengths, weaknesses, the areas he's achieved and failed. it's more setting a brief mood for the country coming together. we have all this behind us. we're going to look ahead and then we'll get into the knitty gritty of our plans. >> second inaugurals are interesting things. some presidents have chosen to look backwards to talk about their accomplishments in the first term. others have not. george w. bush did not talk much about his first term but decided to make a bold foreign policy statement. what are the considerations that go into choosing what you say. >> when you look at the history of inaugural addresses there are some determined by the trajectory of history. john f. kennedy gave a speech that codified the moral commitments of the cold war. ronald reagan's first inaugural speech was an economic speech. the context was inflation which was a threat to the country at that time. but most of others, bush was like
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 3:00am PST
years ago, i will say in the air and certainly in temperatures of temperature, but certainly the obama administration that hopes maybe coming out of some of the celebration still in the air here they'll start or try to bring the country together. you mentioned that vice-president biden will be going first, in just a few moments, justice sonia sotomayor will swear him in and he and the president will be at arlington national cemetery laying a wreath at the tomb of unknown and in the blue room hine me on the aren't side because the constitution says he needs to be sworn in on january 20th and the ceremonial stuff will happen on the capitol west front tomorrow. some of the celebration started yesterday, a children's inaugural ball the first lady went to along with dr. jill biden and trying to get folks involved this and also the president and first lady participating in a day of service, they participated in a project here, service project here in washington d.c. and they had a lot of cabinet members, the vice-president and others doing that as well and when the president had a chance to
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
. the rubios and all that. eight years of obama in that shadow, we're not going to see a lot of new faces get air time, get that kind of publicity. so, people who have brands like biden and hillary -- >> we have to cut you off. i have to make a plug here. tomorrow after inauguration i have an interview with none other than joe biden. >> anything can happen. >>> after the break, we bring a poet's touch to this hour's coverage. stay with us. ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, protecting people's lives... [ soldier ] move out! [ male announcer ] ...without their even knowing it. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. pull out the paper and...what!!?? an article that says a typical family pays $155,000 in "wall street" fees on their 401(k)s? seriously?
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 9:00am PST
obama will be sworn in for a second term. so what can we expect the next four years? we're going to drill down and talk about some of these issues. [ nurse ] i'm a hospice nurse. britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you, from johnson & johnson. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. ♪ let's go. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new cadillac xts... another big night on the town, eh? ...and the return of life lived large.
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 9:00am EST
new orleans. >> we want to give back. >> reporter: like four years ago, president obama has asked people nationwide to join his family and celebrate by serving. this year the president's request is especially timely. it's just the second time an inauguration has coincided with the martin luther king jr. holiday weekend. at the rock creek conservancy, volunteers will be cutting back an invasive vine. from one labor of love to the next. organizers inside the washington convention center are setting the stage for tonight's children's concert. >> the putting the touches on the infrastructure for that up to the final minutes. >> reporter: after the concert, crews will transform the space, setting the scene for the two official inaugural balls down from ten in 2009. altogether, a handful of artists will perform throughout the weekend. the security will be tight. helicopters and jets will enforce a 30-mile no-fly zone as hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to d.c. to take part in history. in washington, i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >> and as danielle mentioned, the national day of ser
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm EST
in in the macrofor president obama four years ago and with absolutely no idea what we are doing i can tell you that the folks regardless of who the chair is in the folks at gtf are there ready for you when you walk in the door and really gives a lot of logistical lift on this. is their job to make sure the presidents in print is put on some of these events. one of the ways we do that is in the parade along with all of these military elements there are 58 different groups, 58 different vehicles from all 50 states. they are everything from the virginia military institute across the river of virginia in southern virginia which is marched in another of not grow growth rates all the way through one of my favorites, a group from maine a group of unicyclers that will be joining us and called the gym dandies. and gym in this case. the president will stand and watch the entire thing and enjoy the parade along with thousands of folks who come down and are watching from along the parade route. one seconds the president goes inside and the official part of his day is done. and he gets ready for the nod ro
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 7:30pm EST
in 2000 -- to early 2010 about a year after obama took office, three things happened. the first was -- it came from united states supreme court and i think no person in the united states that i can think of has benefited more from the supreme court then karl rove. two decisions. one in 2000 obviously was washed the gore which put his candidate in the white house and two, in 2010, citizens united decision. that opened the floodgates for contributions, unlimited contributions and in many cases from secret sources with no transparency whatsoever that is just unprecedented in history. the second thing that happened was running the republican party and it kind of ran into a ditch. he couldn't raise a dime and early in 2010 you may recall there was a revelation in los angeles that they republican national committee had been entertaining its donors at a strip club. and for the party of family values, this did not work too well so they could not raise a time. this gave wrote his opening, so in april he had a luncheon at his house in washington d.c. at weaver terrace. it was cohosted by
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 9:00am PST
obama faces tough national security challenges over the next four years. guarding against plots by terrorist groups certainly a top priority for the president, but the u.s. also faces the possibility of cyber attacks. attacks that could really disrupt communication and banking and transportation, and our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence has an in-depth look into those threats to national security. >> reporter: terror risks are emotionalizing in mali, which could become the next launching pad for plots against america. a new challenge for national security. keep us safe. sounds simple. but over the next four years, america's security could be tested in complex ways. forget the wold care. not even a centralized al qaeda in one country. >> there are still tariearrorisn hard to reach countries planning attacks against us. >> reporter: mali and somali, hoping they don't sfwurn the safehavens al qaeda had. but outside afghanistan, the obama administration has been hesitant to put more boots on the ground. so they'll continue to rely heavily on drones. >> predators and reapers are
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 10:30pm EST
" after which president obama will be administered the oath of office to be done like it was four years ago and to be done by supreme court justice roberts. the first was the lincoln bible used by the president four years ago and the same bible used by president lincoln when he was sworn in in 1861 on top of the king family bible which has been graciously provided for this ceremony by the king family. excuse me, kelly clarkson will then sing "my country 'tis of thee" then a pome -- a poem written specifically for this occasion. the youngest ever inaugural poet and first glbt inaugural poet and latino poet. then overseeing the st. john's service will be offering the benediction and the servicewill end with beyonce singing the national anthem. obviously these are very short bibles and symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 30th anniversary of the march on washington, d.c. with that i would like to hand it over to our partners at j.t.f. and what will take place after the lunch matt discussed. >> thank you. as i said, i'm colonel miche
FOX Business
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
or for this president who is entering his second term. over the past four years in the face of obama's anti business attitudes and policies, the market has responded with love and excitement. the dow jones industrials has gone from 7,000, 7,949, are you ready for this, 13,649. pretty good by any standard. 5700 points. this is a guy who does not like wall street and does this. the s&p has gone from 805 to 1485. 1400's. 1485. that is a pretty substantial gain as well. 680 points. doing pretty good. the nasdaq is gone from 1440, 1440 to 3134. 3134. a mere 1700 points. but despite that improvement in the market a new poll from the health fined 60 percent of us don't expect any significant economic progress over the next four years of his presidency. only 38 percent of us say that we expect to be better off. that outlook doesn't change at the president does offer strong and positive leaders on the issues that matters the most americans. but the issues that matter most are not gun-control, not immigration, not even education. according to the most recent gallup poll, 21 percent of americans said the numbe
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
in numbers. unitedhealthcare. ♪ >>> first year of the obama presidency of behind-the-scenes look at the accomplishments, the battle lines, grand bargains, that works and that would bust. up next, the nra wades deep near debates over guns in america. but launching a free ipad game for kids to play target practice probably wasn't what most middle americans were looking for. we are going to faulk about that and much more. surprising new polls on gun control straight ahead. sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing. have serious health conditions, or take other medicines.
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 2:00am PST
, president obama held fewer news conferences than george w. bush or bill clinton. over four years the president held 79 such briefings, that is ten fewer than mr. bush and 54 fewer than president clinton. >>> starting this weekend, president obama's limousine will carry license plates with the phrase taxation without representation. it's a protest over the district of colombia not having voting representatives in congress. president clinton used the plates but george w. bush chose to use a different design without the protest phrase. >>> white house is changing the signature threshold from 25,000 to 100,000 for official responses to petitions on the website. not a bad move. it comes after a request that government build a star wars like death star that got enough signatures for an official white house response. >>> and in utah, george burnett, a pro oil activist and small business owner known as the i love drilling guy is using his new smoothy shop to take a stand against liberal spending. he charges liberals $1 more for than conservatives for a 16 ounce smoothy. >> i'm very open
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00am PST
has four years of governing ahead of him and he has a legacy to build. these next four years are incredibly important for what barack obama, president obama is going to stand for in history. i agree with maria, it has to be about unity. tomorrow is a day for lofty rhetoric. not a day for details or policy specifics. it's a day to bring us together to make us all feel american and celebrate democracy. you know what i think he's going to try to be? memorable. very few memorable state of the inaugural addresses. i think he is going to shoot for that memory tomorrow. >> a lot of democrats in town and a lot of the parties today, tomorrow, will be democrats. what do you do if you're a republican this weekend? what is the right way to behave today, tomorrow and then going forward, do you think? >> watch it on tv and eat ice cream. >> eat bonbons on the couch. >> dump your thumb in whiskey. let me tell you. i love the pomp and circumstance, i love the ceremony it and i love the significance. both maria and i were not born here. we come from different countries where there has been po
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm EST
in november. and as someone who participated in the inaugural for president obama four years ago and we had absolutely no idea what we were doing, i can tell you that the folks at the jsic regardless of who the chair is and the folks at jtf are there ready for you when you walk in the door and really do a lot of the logistical lift on this. it's really more our job just to make sure the president ice kind of imprint is put on some of these events. one of the ways we do that is in the parade, as the colonel mentioned, along with all these military elements there are 58 different groups, 58 different groups, floats and vehicles. these are from all 50 states. they are everything from the virginia military institute just across the river in virginia down in southern virginia which has marched in a number of inaugural parades all the way through a group, one of my favorites, a group from maine of unicyclists that will be joining us. i believe they are called -- let me get the name right -- the jim dandies, the jim, of course, being spelled g-y-m in this case. the president will stand and watch t
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
. and that will be done on the biden family bible, same one used by vice president biden four years ago and used throughout his swearings-in as senator. james taylor will sing "america, the beautiful" and president obama will be administered the oath of office. it is done by supreme court justice john roberts and two bibles used this time. first is the lincoln bible, this was used by the president four years ago and same bible used by president lincoln when he was sworn in for the first time in 1861 and that will be on top of the king family bible which has been provided for this ceremony by the king family. kelly clarkson will sing "my country tis of thee" and there will be a poem read. we are excited that richard bla nmp co will be -- blanco will be joining us. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. john's service that kicks off the president's day on mopped and will be offering the prayer and beyonce will be singing the national anthem. these historic bibles, and they are symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and with that,
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 11:15am EST
of the election is that the republican effort to oppose anything and everything proposed by obama, almost like a parliamentary party was not rewarded. taking the debt ceiling hostage was rewarded. calling the obama health care plan which was there room only a few years earlier socialism was not rewarded. that means, they have to begin to rethink themselves. importantly, democrats will not automatically embrace the same tactics in the opposition. i think that was an important change that creates a
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